Preferred Scientific Name; Acrochordus javanicus. Preferred Common Name; Javan Filesnake. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota; Kingdom. Geographic Range. The Javan wart snake is found on the coastal regions of India and Ceylon, and also across the Indo-Australian islands as far as the. Acrochordus javanicusJavan File Snake, Elephant Trunk Snake. Facebook. Twitter. KingdomAnimaliaanimals. Animalia: information (1) ยท Animalia: pictures.

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I held one once javanivus it felt like a human arm inside the sleeve of a very sturdy, very baggy rain poncho made out of chain mail. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Taylor and Francis, printers. Phylogeny and divergence times of filesnakes Acrochordus: Blood oxygen stores in the file snake, Acrochordus granulatusand in other marine snakes.

Class Reptilia turtles, snakes, lizards, and relatives. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters.

Acrochordus javanicus (Javan Filesnake)

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. The skin is covered with small rough adjacent scales. Biology and commercial utilization of acrochordid snakes, with special reference to karung Acrochordus javanicus.

It can stay under water up to 40 minutes. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map.


Help us improve the site by taking our survey. It is also found near washed out banks. To cite this page: Because no fossil acrochordids acrocchordus been found in Australia, it is assumed that they evolved in Asia and spread to Australia in the last 5 million years.

The Javan wart snake is becoming increasingly rare. Snakes of the World. The extinct species Acrochordus dehmi is represented by over fossils from over different locationsand probably went extinct about 6 million years ago.

Acrochordus granulatus with algae growing on its back Filesnakes have incredibly low metabolic rates, even for a snake, and cannot sustain rigorous physical activity for very long. Elephant trunk snake Preserved specimen Conservation status. Don’t need the entire report?

Journal of Morphology Movements and activity patterns of Arafura filesnakes Serpentes: Acrochordus javanicus possesses a wide and flat head, and its nostrils are situated on the top of the snout. Views Read Edit View history. The body scales are in about rows around the body.

Taxonomy, Life History, and conservation of giant reptiles in west Kalimantan. The skin of the Javan wart snake is loose and baggy, with small rough scales.

Elephant trunk snake

The Javahicus of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. The Javan wart snake lives in the brackish zone of rivers, streams, and estuaries, and it sometimes swims short distances into the sea. This is because the baggy skin restricts them from moving efficiently on land. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using.


The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. The snake captures its prey by folding its body around it, using its prehensile tail and the sharp scales to ensure a firm acrocyordus. Acrochordus granulatus with algae growing on its back. It feeds primarily on fish and other aquatic animals, but will sometimes feed on frogs.

Snake species of the world. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. There are three species, all in the genus Acrochordus: The Javan wart snake rarely comes onto land. Journal of Herpetology 9: Journal of Herpetology 29 3: Unlike other filesnakes, the posterior-most teeth in its lower jaw have sharp edges. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser.

But it prefers freshwater and brackish environments.